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Swasti asked in Science

are mosquitoes parasites ?

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Narendra Dubey answered this

Dear student Mosquitoes are not parasite. They belong to phylum arthropoda hence they are insects. Parasites are living creatures which need a host for its life cycle. For example Dengue virus is a parasite, mosquito acts as host for dengue virus. When Dengu contaminated mosquito bites man, it transfers the virus to human. That is how human get dengue virus infection so called dengue fever. Regards